With the NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Playoffs completely wrapped up, the majority of focus is now on the MLB mid-season grind. The Braves, Dodgers, A’s and Nationals all had winning weeks, going a combined 19-7 straight up for some serious profit. In the Women’s World Cup, Italy won their lone game, but defeated China as +145 underdogs for a nice payout. While Sweden had a 1-1 record, their loss to USA was expected. Their +170 win over Canada was where bettors weighed in, and hit on another underdog.
The goal of this series is to rank the plays that made DKSB users the most money during the week while analyzing the most compelling storylines. With the outcomes being recorded every week from Wednesday to Tuesday, this breakdown includes everything played from June 19-25.
1) New York Yankees (6-1 Straight Up)
2) Netherlands (2-0 SU)
3) Italy (1-0 SU)
4) Miami Marlins (4-2 SU)
5) Chez Reavie
6) Atlanta Braves (4-2 SU)
7) Los Angeles Dodgers (6-1 SU)
8) Oakland Athletics (4-2)
9) Sweden (1-1 SU)
10) Washington Nationals (5-2 SU)
Yankees Bats Dominate After Gaining HealthThe Yankees were already having a dominant season while battling through injury issues, but they unleashed on the opposition with their lineup finally at full health. Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton (who has since returned to the IL), and Didi Gregorius all played roles in New York’s dominance, going 6-1 over the week.
The Yankees lone loss came at the hands of an Astros squad that many still believe can win the World Series. The six wins were where the Yanks really flexed their muscles, outscoring the opposition 47-24. That’ll not only cover moneylines if you laid the juice, but plenty of profit was to be had on the run line and team totals.
Netherlands Wins Twice in World CupThe Netherlands began the week at +170 on the moneyline against Canada, and pulled out a 2-1 win to reward bettors who had faith. However, the book showed little respect for the Netherlands after the upset, nearly making them plus-money again at -106 against Japan. We saw more of the same in that contest, as the Netherlands emerged with yet another 2-1 victory. If you think this club can stay hot moving forward, you can find them at +114 to win another one against Italy on Saturday.
Chez Reavie Comes Through at Steep Odds in the TravelersThe odds were +5500 to be exact, which translates to 55-to-1. It was the type of payday you dream about if you were bold enough to toss some coin on Reavie in the Travelers Championship. Maybe you were also lucky enough to get some live odds on Reavie during the tournament, because there wasn’t all that much of a sweat for those that collected.
Reavie shot 17-under, finishing four strokes ahead of both Zack Sucher and Keegan Bradley — and that was after shooting a 69 on the final day of the tournament, which was his worst round. Reavie opened up with extremely respectable scores of 65 and 66 on the first two days of the Travelers, but really established himself on Day 3, shooting a 63 thanks to seven birdies on the back-nine.
Miami Marlins Sweep Phillies as Underdogs in Every GameWhat a weekend it was for the Marlins. After scoring seven runs in a victory over the Cardinals on Thursday (in a series they won), it was off to Philly for a three-game series. Miami was an underdog of at least +170 in each of the games, and even as high as +220 in one of the contests. Of course, they won all three games in the series, creating ridiculous value for bettors who backed them during the process.
The Marlins have some good young arms, and have shown some improvements offensively — scoring five or more runs in four of their last seven games. In situations where they’re being extremely underpriced, the Marlins have proven to be worth keeping an eye on as the season progresses.
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